You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems for you than just discomfort. It could negatively impact your indoor air quality.
Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be very humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma sufferers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew, and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged too. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.
You can rely on Temp Air System Inc. to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.